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Thursday, Jul 19, 2018 at 6:29 PM

Blair Files for Recount in Montgomery Co. Exec. Primary

Candidate David Blair filed for a partial recount in the Montgomery County executive Democratic primary Thursday afternoon. Read »

Wednesday, Jul 18, 2018 at 7:14 PM
Baker, Jealous Unite to Get Out Vote in Maryland

Baker, Jealous Unite to Get Out Vote in Maryland

Just weeks ago, Rushern Baker and Ben Jealous exchanged harsh words in the race to become the Democratic nominee for governor of Maryland. Baker lost to Jealous, but he's urging voters to get to the polls... Watch »

Saturday, Jul 14, 2018 at 10:27 AM

Officials: Russian Firm Used in Maryland Election Systems

The vendor, ByteGrid LLC, was purchased by a Russian investor in 2015 without knowledge of Maryland state officials, officials said. Read »

Wednesday, Jul 11, 2018 at 7:09 PM

Plastic Straw Ban Proposed for DC

D.C. lawmakers introduced a bill Tuesday that would bar restaurants from giving out plastic straws and stirrers. Council members Mary Cheh and Jack Evans proposed the legislation, which would phase out... Read »

Wednesday, Jul 11, 2018 at 1:21 PM

DC Drops Plan to Crack Down on Street Musicians' Noise Level

DC Drops Plan to Crack Down on Street Musicians' Noise Level

D.C. lawmakers dropped a plan on Tuesday to crack down on amplified sound in public places. Read »

Tuesday, Jul 10, 2018 at 7:29 PM
Supreme Court Nominee Brett Kavanaugh Traces Roots to DC

Supreme Court Nominee Brett Kavanaugh Traces Roots to DC

Brett Kavanaugh, President Donald Trump's pick for the Supreme Court, was born in Bethesda, attended Georgetown Prep and has lived nearby most of his life. News4's Meagan Fitzgerald talks with people who... Watch »

Tuesday, Jul 10, 2018 at 7:47 PM

DC Lawmakers Move to Repeal Voter-Backed Minimum Wage Hike

A majority of the elected officials who govern D.C. proposed a bill Tuesday to override the will of voters and not increase the minimum wage for workers who earn tips. Read »

Tuesday, Jul 10, 2018 at 1:05 PM

Rep. Steny Hoyer Released From Hospital

Rep. Steny Hoyer Released From Hospital

Democratic Rep. Steny Hoyer of Maryland has been released from a Washington hospital, where he was treated for pneumonia, says his spokesman. Read »

Tuesday, Jul 10, 2018 at 6:05 AM
DC Council Could Overturn Min. Wage for Servers

DC Council Could Overturn Min. Wage for Servers

The measure hasn't gone into full effect yet, but the D.C. Council chairman is set to introduce legislation to overturn Initiative 77. Watch »

Tuesday, Jul 10, 2018 at 12:11 PM

DC Council to Debate Nixing Higher Wage for Tipped Workers

A D.C. Council member promised to introduce legislation that would go against the will of voters and overturn Initiative 77, which requires restaurants phase in a $15 an hour minimum wage for tipped workers. Read »

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Julie Carey News4 Virginia Reporter Julie Carey is a News4 reporter focusing on Virginia issues and politics.
Chris Gordon
Chris Gordon News4 Maryland Reporter Chris Gordon is a legal analyst and reporter for NBC4, focusing on Maryland.
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Mark Murray NBC News Deputy Political Director Mark Murray is the NBC News Deputy Political Director, NBC News First Read analyst and NBCPolitics.com contributor.
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Chuck Todd NBC News Political Director Chuck Todd is the Moderator of Meet the Press and NBC News' Political Director.
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